Impressionist Appropriation Drawings in Oil Pastel

In this video, Oil pastel impressionist appropriation, we explore the work of Claude Monet and his impressionist style while creating an oil pastel drawing on patterned paper.

We explore the work of Monet and his style. We analyse how light and colour were explored by impressionist artists and how this impacted the style of their paintings. We identify how impressionist artists used fast brush strokes and how colours were blended to create landscape scenes.

We also discuss appropriation, and which is the practice of artists using pre-existing objects or images in their art with little transformation of the original. We create our own art appropriation by using pre-made impressionist patterned paper as the base of our artwork.

Exploring the prints on the variety of papers we discuss how these patterns relate to impressionism. We then use oil pastel over the paper to create our own impressionist scene.

Lesson Plan:

Lesson Plan: Impressionist Appropriation

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